Had a really great day yesterday. Found out one of my short stories is in the top ten (number 3, ahem) for a highly-competitive contest which shall, for the moment, remain nameless. Anything finishing in the top ten is represented, so it’s a win no matter where the story ends up. A good feeling, but the key to success is to enjoy the moment and immediately get busy again, so…
I’m still eagerly awaiting word from a few people on some old business. I don’t much care about the payouts because these are shorts sent to some fledgling publishers that I admire. It’s an honor to be involved in the early stages, so I’ll be proud to be represented in any of them. Just wish they’d hurry the hell up.
Who the hell demands to speak to a manager at a fast food restaurant?
Lady: “I want three crispy wings.”
Employee: “I’m sorry, we don’t have those.”
Lady: “Get me your manager!”
Ugh. The kids behind the counter are working for next to nothing. They don’t need that crap, too. It’s hardly a career position so cut them a break, will you? If you’re at a place where you can order an entire meal by number while sitting in your car, don’t expect Ruth’s Chris service. I was embarrassed for her.
Speaking of Ruth’s Chris – it’s good but nothing special. When guests insist on an expensive meal and suggest Ruth’s Chris, I accidentally drive us to Bern’s Steakhouse instead. Or Morton’s if we’re out of town.
Before I forget: if you find yourself in Atlanta, head on over to Kevin Rathbun Steak and treat yourself to a nice New York Strip. Start with a Crown Royal Manhattan (up, of course) if that’s your thing. Tell them I sent you. They won’t give a shit, but I like my name thrown around fancy places now and again.
While we’re on steaks, best prime rib place in the US? Used to be Mitchell’s Steakhouse in Hyannis, Massachusetts. I observed three days of mourning when that place shut down. The new favorite is Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Las Vegas. Mostly because of the atmosphere. They’ll spin your Caesar’s salad in a bowl of ice and everyone wears the “brown gown”, a tradition founded back in 1938. Except Dallas. Because Texas, you know?
Why doesn’t the hyperlink tool in the WordPress editor check the “Open link in a new tab/window” box by default? It’s not like I want people navigating away mid-article and it’s a pain to have to double-check each one. People smarter than me, feel free to answer.
I think it’s horseshit that an orgasm lasts for 10 seconds while a goddamn cold sticks around for two weeks.
Been behind this blessed monitor and keyboard all day. Time to call it…
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